Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Today is Veteran's Day and what better day to discuss Disney's military efforts by creating insignia for American and Allied units. Disney created over 1,200 insignias during World War Two. Donald was the most requested character but many other characters and new designs were used including all seven dwarfs. In fact there was an entire "Snow White" Squadron.
Here are some recommendations for reading: Disney Dons Dogtags: The Best of Disney Military Insignia from World War II by Walton Rawls (Abbeville, 1992), National Air Force Museum Website, and the Toons at War Blog.